The 12th of November hearings:
Cairo Criminal Court (Second Terrorism Circuit)) renewed the detention of Moataz Bellah Hasab Elnaby for 45 days, pending investigations of lawsuit No. 965 of 2021 (Supreme State Security).
According to the law, Hasab Elnaby completed two years in pretrial detention, which is the maximum period of pretrial detention. Security forces arrested Hasab Elnaby on July 12, 2021, against the grounds of several posts published on a Facebook account attributed to him; even though Hasab Elnaby denied his ownership of the account.
The investigation authorities charged Hasab Elnaby with several accusations, including joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes, spreading false news and information that would harm security, public order, and the interests of citizens, and using a social media account to spread false news and statements.
The Criminal Court (Second Criminal and Terrorism Circuit) renewed the detention of the former TV presenter at Maspero, Hala Fahmy, for an extra 45 days, pending investigations of lawsuit No. 441 of 2022 (Supreme State Security).
During the session, Fahmy requested that she needs to be referred to neurologists and orthopedists, even if at her expense, and the defense submitted a written request to the court to present her to specialist doctors.
Fahmy shared several videos on her Facebook profile sharing her economic views and the Renaissance Dam crisis; following that, Fahmy shared several live videos stating being pursued by unknown individuals; she was arrested a few days after this incident.
Fahmy faces accusations of joining a terrorist group, inciting to commit a crime, and spreading false news domestically and abroad.
The 13th of November hearings:
The Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of Ahmed Husine Ahmed Abostit for 15 days pending lawsuit No. 2468 of 2023 (Supreme State Security); security forces had arrested him on October 24 in Abdel Moneim Riad Square due to his participation in the demonstrations in support of Palestine on October 20.
Also, the prosecution charged him with joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes and participating in a gathering intended to harm public safety and order, changing the government system through force, and forcing a public employee to refrain from performing one of his duties through intimidation and violence. To accomplish a terrorist purpose, the defendant destroyed public and private property, both immovable and movable.
The Supreme State Security Prosecution renewed the detention of Ahmed Al-Tantawy’s presidential campaign member, Khaled Abdel Wahed Amin, for 15 days pending investigations of lawsuit No. 191 of 2023 (Supreme State Security), which he’s accused of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news and information that would harm public peace and order, and using a social media account to spread false news and information.
The 14th of November hearings:
The Criminal Court (Second Circuit) renewed the detention of Doctor Hany Soliman for 45 days pending investigations of lawsuit No. 508 of 2023 (Supreme State Security Prosecution).
Security forces arrested Soliman, the former marketing director at Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company, on March 27 from his house after he published several posts on Facebook criticizing the current political regime. The prosecution interrogated him about these posts, and Soliman admitted his ownership of the publishing account and that he was expressing his political views.
The investigation authorities accused Soliman of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and using a social media account to spread the false news.
The 15th of November hearings:
The Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of Omar Khaled Ragab Mahmoud Ghazy, a student at the Institute of Artificial Intelligence, and Omar Mohamed Mohamed ElDahma, a graphic designer, for 15 days, pending investigations in Case No. 2469 of 2023 (Supreme State Security ), following their participation in demonstrations of solidarity with Palestine Friday, 13 October in Alexandria.
Security forces arrested Ghazy from the solidarity march on the Alexandria Corniche, and they also stopped ElDahma in front of his house in the Miami neighborhood in Alexandria. The prosecution charged them with joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and participating in a gathering that would put public peace in danger.
The Criminal Court (Second Criminal and Terrorism Circuit) renewed the detention of the student Ayman Abdel Halim Eldarder for 45 days pending investigations of lawsuit No. 508 of 2023 (Supreme State Security).
Eldarder was arrested on May 22 at Saray El-Koba metro station after the police forces stopped him and searched his mobile phone. He appeared before the prosecution on the following day, and it accused him of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news and information, and using an internet account to commit a crime.
Separately, the disciplinary board of appeal at the Ministry of Higher Education reserved until December 20 the examination of appeal against the disciplinary lawsuit against Manar Al-Tantawy filed by the Higher Technological Institute No. 18 of 2021 in which the disciplinary board to deduct 15 days of her salary over videos of Al-Tantawy calling for the release of her husband, Hisham Gaafar, in front of the Journalists Syndicate; to adjudicate.
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The investigating judge rejected Al-Tantawy’s defense request to examine these videos by a technical expert. He also demanded the institute to submit a statement of the acquittal in the other disciplinary lawsuit filed by the institute against Al-Tantawy No. 20 of 2023, in which Al-Tantawy was maliciously accused of impersonating the head of the mechanical engineering department at the institute.